Do you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the size or shape of your nose?

Would you like a lifelong change to your facial structure? Whether you want to correct a small imperfection or completely change the look of your nose, you’ll find what you’re looking for with nose reshaping at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Rhinoplasty Tupelo, MS

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How Does Nose Reshaping Work?

Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty surgery) is a commonly requested aesthetic procedure. Rhinoplasties are sometimes performed in conjunction with a facelift and other surgical procedures to help improve facial contours. Additionally, rhinoplasty can be done for medical purposes to help patients with certain breathing problems, birth defects, or injuries to their nose.

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Schedule an in-person consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Mark Craig today. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Nose Reshaping?

Unlike other aesthetic surgeries, it is not uncommon to see young adults undergoing a rhinoplasty. That said, Dr. Craig usually recommends that patients wait until they are at least 18 years old, and possibly older for boys, before undergoing rhinoplasty. This is because the nose may not be fully developed at a younger age. Assuming you are in good health, there is no upper age limit for having your nose reshaped.

“If you are looking for a Dr with a great bedside manner that also does amazing work, then Dr. Craig is who you should see. I had a rhinoplasty last August and my results were more than I could have asked for. Dr. Craig’s staff is knowledgeable and the appointments are quick and very thorough. If I ever decide to have another operation I would not go anywhere else.”

Kelly, Patient

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How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?*

Rhinoplasty surgeries can vary significantly from patient to patient. No two surgical procedures are performed exactly the same. The surgical techniques employed will depend primarily on the goals established by you and Dr. Craig. However, you can typically expect the procedure to last anywhere from 2-3 hours.
In many instances, all of the incisions will be placed inside your nose, where they will not be visible. If the base of the nose is narrowed or the nostrils reduced, small wedges of skin at the base of the nostrils will be removed. Incisions are hidden in the natural crease where the nostril joins the cheek. Sometimes a very short incision is made across the vertical strip of tissue that separates the nostrils, called the columella. This technique is called an “open rhinoplasty.” Regardless of where the incisions are placed they will inconspicuous. The position of certain bones may need to be altered slightly in order to make your nose appear straight and narrow. If your nose needs to be built up in some areas, this can be done using existing nasal cartilage. The skin and soft tissues are then re-draped over this new “scaffolding.”

Rhinoplasty Tupelo, MS

*Individual Results May Vary*

What Results Will I See?*

Results from nose reshaping are nearly immediate. Although some swelling may mask your results, you will be able to get an idea of the new overall shape and size. You should see further results over the course of 4-12 weeks after your procedure. It can take upwards of 6-12 months for all residual swelling to go down.

Is There Any Downtime?

After surgery, you will need to rest with your head above your chest to control bleeding and swelling. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort will be at their worst several days post-procedure. Dr. Craig will prescribe medication to keep you comfortable throughout the healing process.

You may feel comfortable returning to work 7-10 days after your surgery. However, more strenuous activities should be avoided for up to 2-3 weeks. Slowly incorporate your normal routine as you see fit but be careful not to push yourself too hard too soon. Otherwise, you can prolong the healing process and increase the chance for scarring.

Take the Next Step – Request A Consultation

Ready to learn more about Nose Reshaping Surgery at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS? Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at 662-377-6290 to schedule your consultation today!

*Individual Results May Vary*